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Millennials leaving church

Posted on : May 19, 2015
CNN: U.S. Christian population dropping…… Continue Reading

12 Things that your Pastor Wishes You Knew

Posted on : May 13, 2015
Patheos: Frederick Schmidt offers a dozen things your pastor wishes you knew.… Continue Reading

Wired to connect

Posted on : October 22, 2013
A scientist says our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water.… Continue Reading

Done fixing the church

Posted on : October 15, 2013
A young pastor writes about learning to turn the future over to God.… Continue Reading

Power and the church

Posted on : October 1, 2013
Andy Crouch reflects on how to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.… Continue Reading

Ministering outside the pulpit

Posted on : May 21, 2013
The percentage of M.Div. graduates who plan to minister full-time in a church has been declining.… Continue Reading

Seminaries and the Future

Posted on : April 9, 2013
Martin E. Marty tries to locate seminaries and graduate divinity schools in the public economy.… Continue Reading

Struggling seminaries

Posted on : April 2, 2013
As Americans become less religious, seminaries face an uncertain future. Consider Luther Seminary.… Continue Reading

Q&A with a divinity dean

Posted on : February 28, 2013
A Yale theologian, Emilie M. Townes, says Vanderbilt has a “progressive edge.”… Continue Reading

Trust in UMC

Posted on : February 20, 2013
UM News Service: Don’t be surprised if you hear UMC leaders use the phrase “adaptive leadership” during the next four years.… Continue Reading

Megachurches thriving

Posted on : February 20, 2013
Religion News Service: Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows.… Continue Reading
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August 14, 2023

The world watched last September as millions mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth. Subsequently, many watched with great interest as Charles was enthroned as king in May. The pageantry and celebration …

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I preached recently and was given the Easter Emmaus text (Luke 24:13–35), a story I have never really found interesting. Having to say something on Sunday, though, I am grateful it …

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AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no …

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A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …